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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
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In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong.
You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong.
You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all.
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